When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: “Only stand out of my light.” Perhaps someday we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their […]
Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. Blaise Pascal, Lettres Provinciales, 1657 Two centuries later, in English: Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. Henry David Thoreau, letter, 1857 There is […]
You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So conservation means that you have to preserve forest and grassland, river and lake, even the sea itself. […]
I have always supported measures and principles and not men. I have acted fearless and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried than be hypocritically immortalized. Davy Crockett, frontiersman, soldier, and politician (1786-1836).
When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always. Mohandas Karamchand Gandi, (1869-1948) campaigned successfully for India’s independence from British rule, […]